Arizona State University: No Honorary Degree for Obama

Arizona State: Obama unready for degree

President Barack Obama may be delivering a commencement address at Arizona State University this Spring - one of three campuses where the president will send off the graduating classes of 2009 - but he won't be coming home with any degree.

While "it's common for universities to confer honorary degrees on commencement speakers,'' Dawn Teo writes from Tempe for the Huffington Post,"Arizona State says it has specific rules for recognizing academic achievement and Obama's 'body of work is yet to come.''

She cites ASU Media Relations Director Sharon Keeler as saying that Arizona's honorary degrees are given "for an achievement of eminence" and that the president was not considered for an honorary degree because his body of achievements, at this time, does not meet the criteria.

That is so not true! Obama has sort of done a lot! He was a community agitator, where he, ya know, did stuff in the community. He worked for the corrupt group ACORN, where he, ya know, supported a group convicted of voter fraud. He was a member of the Illinois State senate, where he consistently, ya know, voted to support infanticide. He taught constitutional law. Just because you don't believe in something, doesn't mean you can't teach it. He was a US senator, and even occasionally showed up to do his job, or at least, vote present. Then of course, he was elected President of the United States, an so far has done a fantastic job of insulting the Queen of England, WWII vets. Oooh, and he has also shown great respect to the Prince of Saudi Arabia. Don't even get me started on all the magazine covers and book deals. The man is a celebrity, and a Omnipotent being. I think he deserves a little degree from ASU.


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